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Grabby Throttle?

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hello! I’m a brand new rider. I just got a 2011 CBR250R last weekend. I’ve been working on slow speed maneuvering around my driveway and front yard and I have noticed that when the clutch isn’t engaged and I let off then get back on the throttle, it’s very jerky. I am practicing taking my weight off the handle bars by squeezing the gas tank, but I’m not sure if it is the bike not properly tuned or if I’m just too green at riding to have the throttle down. I desperately try to be as slow and soft with the throttle to get it to not be so jerky. Any suggestions?
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You're doing the right thing by trying to keep your grip on the throttle as light as possible. Many new riders give the throttle a "death grip" that quickly results in hand pain or fatigue. Being a new rider, your aim should be to make your inputs as light and smooth as possible and that simply takes practice. Don't get discouraged, just concentrate on rev matching when shifting, hand and foot coordination and especially that light grip on the throttle. Make it a priority every time you ride and it will soon become second nature.
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